Overheard at Panera this morning:  clueless suburban dad, dressed in his casual clothes, taking his time getting coffee and telling another customer he was probably going to make his kids late for school, which made him “a bad person”.  Says he, “I don’t know how my wife and my nanny do it.”

Yes, I did manage to walk away without thumping him upside the head.


This irritated me in part because I was up at 5:30 this morning to make a breakfast casserole for an event this weekend and then get the girls up and ready to go before I left for work.  But it irritated me mostly because Dear Husband is usually the one up at the crack of dawn, doing chores around the house and feeding the one child who eats breakfast.  And he still manages to get to the office early most days.  Amazing how he can multitask.  Perhaps he could give this guy some pointers.

5 Responses to “Clueless”

  1. Del says:

    Well, maybe they’re obnoxious kids. Of the “Get two – I’m not sharing with Caitlin!” variety. He stopped off at Panera to gather strength for the rest of the car ride.

  2. Kathy says:

    Could be. I didn’t see the kids. I figure this was dad’s day off and he was either treating them to breakfast out or he didn’t know how to pour cereal. Or maybe both. :)

  3. Tricia says:

    IBTP :-)

  4. Redeye says:

    Did you check and see if he had a McCain/Palin bumper sticker on his Hummer?

  5. Kathy says:

    Tricia, I agree.

    Redeye, I didn’t see his car, but I’ll bet it was some form of SUV. Actually, there weren’t as many of those bumper stickers as I had expected last fall in my very Republican part of Birmingham. And quite a few more Obama stickers and bright blue dots. I’m afraid this kind of privilege exists across party lines. (That said, the probability that he’s a Republican is high. :) )

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